switch bitch rules and info read carefully, or you may find yourself booted without knowing why.
this community has moderated membership. in order to join this community, you have to actually click here to send a request to join.
switch_bitch is a community devoted to people known in the BDSM community as "switches", people looking to become/working on becoming switches, people who are with switches, or people simply curious about switches. all entries are friends-only by default, to promote a safe space to post in. please note: my usage of safe space means the posts are friends only so there is no fear of non-members seeing your posts. it is not meant in the "i'm going to control what you post like thoughtcrime" way.
what is a "switch"? "In BDSM, a switch is someone who participates in BDSM activities sometimes as a top and other times as a bottom or (in the case of dominance and submission) sometimes as a dominant and other times as a submissive. Switches are very common; partners may switch roles based on mood, desire, or to allow each partner to experience their preferred activity. For example, a switch may be in a relationship with someone of the same primary BDSM orientation (e.g., two dominants), so switching provides each partner with an opportunity to realize his or her BDSM needs.
It is also common for people to switch with different partners, such as when a person acts exclusively as a top with one partner and exclusively as a bottom with another.
The act of "switching" may also refer to a spontaneous reversal of roles, initiated by either the bottom or the top.
A person who engages in self-bondage can be viewed as taking both roles simultaneously." - wikipedia.
omg u people r so sick what is wrong with u?? look, no one is making you join this. no one is making you be a part of this. this is a community for switches, by a switch. it's designed to be a healthy outlet and source of information, as well as a gathering place for like-minded people. if that's your attitude, stay the hell away. you don't like us, and i assure you, we're not too fond of you.
can i post pictures? yeah, sure. if you follow a few guidelines. firstly, all pictures must be behind a cut. period. secondly, flagrant pornography is not cool. a picture or two for the purpose of illustrating a point, or because you're just that excited about the first time you managed to tie up your boy/girlfriend without blushing - hey, that's peachy. however, posting hardcore pornography for the sake of posting hardcore pornography - switch related or not - won't be tolerated.
can i promote my comm/journal/pay for play website/etc? sure thing, jellybean. on one condition: don't come in JUST to do that. that will seriously piss my ass off and i'll blacklist you on the info of this comm. however, if you're a functioning member and you want to mention your community, or another comm you love, or whatever, go for it.
BANNING OFFENSES (read carefully.): NO ONE UNDER 18 ALLOWED. period. this community is moderated for just that reason. i know, i know. you can just lie about your age. nothing is foolproof. honor system, bitches. i have some - you have some.
ANYONE caught bashing someone else's kink WILL BE BANNED, NO QUESTIONS ASKED.
TROLLING, SPAMMING, AND/OR HARASSMENT are unforgivable actions. trolls and spammers will be promptly sporked in the eye, and anyone caught harassing another user will be banned.
now that that has all been said, zombieflowers is your moderator, and any questions or suggestions on community improvement (which are much appreciated) should be directed to static-nebulae at livejournal dot com. i want switch_bitch to be a helpful and healthy community for everyone involved, so please - join and have fun. and don't make me spork you in the eye.